EMSD CoVid-19 Return to School Plan

Changes to the East Millinocket School Department Re-Opening Plan were decided at the August 25, 2020 School Board Meeting.  

All students will begin the school year September 14, 2020 with remote instruction.  Opal Myrick students will begin in-person instruction on September 28th, and Schenck students will begin in-person instruction on October 5th.  Students attending Region III will also begin remotely on September 14th, and move to in-person instruction on October 5th.   

Please see the below information for more details on the start of the 2020-2021 School Year.

Updated Orientation Schedule 09.24.20

Principal Page's letter to Opal Myrick parents & students 09.22.20

Principal Page's letter to Schenck parents & students 09.22.20

Previous Notices:

Principal Page's letter to Opal Myrick parents & students 09.02.20

Principal Page's letter to Schenck parents & students 09.02.20

School Board Rationale for a Delay of In-Person Instruction 

EMSD Return to School FAQs - Updated 08.26.20

Opal Myrick Elementary School 

 

Schenck High School

 

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The below information is what was provided as of August 12, 2020 for reopening of schools.  This information has since changed, but is remaining here for comparison purposes. For the correct and up-to-date information, please refer to the section above with the "Updated 08.26.20" notations.

Your East Millinocket School Department administrative team has worked very hard to prepare this plan in a mindful way to keep our students, staff and community safe.  They have considered the frequently changing and updated guidelines provided by the Maine CDC, Maine DOE, MEA and other interested parties.  A CoVid-19 Response Team was developed early in the summer and has met several times to provide input and make decisions on what our Return to School plan should look like.  The team prepared a plan for each of the three tiers that the Maine DOE requested:  what returning to school would look like if our county was announced to be "Red, Yellow, or Green".  When the Maine DOE announced that all counties in the state were "Green", the administrative team jumped into action on the in-person plan and presented it to the East Millinocket School Board at their meeting on August 12, 2020.           

Students will be returning for their first day on September 8, 2020.  An updated school calendar will be posted to the website as soon as it is available.        

EMSD CoVid-19 Return to School Guidelines for Students & Families

EMSD Return to School 2020-2021 FAQs

Pre-Screening Tool for School Attendance

Opal Myrick Elementary School

 

Schenck High School

 

EMSD Return to Work Staff Handbook

For more information on CoVid-19, please see the links below:

Maine CDC

Maine Department of Education Coronavirus Update

National CDC

Maine's Covid-19 Response